Industrial Vacuum Cleaners

Goodway offers a wide variety of industrial vacuum cleaners and accessories both for commercial and industrial maintenance including wet, dry, HEPA, Coal Dust, explosive residue and more.

Goodway industrial vacuum cleaners are constructed of heavy gauge steel, stainless steel and aluminum for reliability and long life. Goodway industrial vacuum cleaners use a two-stage or by-pass motor. By-pass motors are constructed so that the impeller housing is sealed and isolated from the motor housing. The motor housing has its own cooling fan which draws clean outside air into the motor housing, preventing the possibility of dirt getting into the motor and reducing the life of industrial vacuum cleaners. By-pass motors are more expensive, but they are also more reliable. Goodway also manufactures a complete line of air powered industrial vacuums.

Goodway has industrial vacuum cleaners to serve all of your different commercial vacuum cleaning applications, including both high flow and or high lift machines. High flow industrial vacuum cleaners, are ideal for vacuuming light, powdery materials such as soot and coal dust.

While static water lift industrial vacuum cleaners will serve you best, if wet pickup is your goal. We can also help you find industrial vacuum cleaners that can serve both your wet and dry pick-up needs.

Industrial Vacuum Cleaner Applications

Goodway's complete line of leading industrial vacuum cleaners is used across various industries. Below are some of the common industrial vacuum cleaner uses.

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One industrial vacuum cleaner application unique to agricultural operations is the recovery of grain dust from silos. Grain dust is flammable, so it is crucial that the industrial vacuum is either explosion proof electric or air powered. Goodway manufactures several industrial vacuums to meet the special needs of agricultural operations.


One of the constants in the automotive industry is the use of paints and powder coatings. When changing colors, overspray and lost powder must be recovered from coating booths. High efficiency filtration is critical here. Automotive plants typically select high quality industrial vacuums, both air powered and electric, with multiple element filters. All of Goodway's industrial vacuums are designed to meet the specifications of the automotive industry.


In aviation factories, paints and powders are as common as in the automotive industry, making their vacuum requirements identical. Clean rooms are not uncommon in avionics production and HEPA filtered vacuums are a must here. Once they are in service, airplanes must be cleaned regularly. Small canister vacuums and backpack vacuums are great for quickly cleaning airplane interiors between flights. Goodway's industrial vacuums are designed to meet the challenges of the Aviation industry cleaning needs.


Perhaps the most common application for an industrial vacuum in the baking industry is flour recovery. Flour is very fine material that quickly clogs normal vacuums. That's why baking plants look for units with multi stage filtration and external filter shakers to keep them from clogging. Liquid spill recovery is also a common requirement in baking plants. Goodway offers several industrial vacuum cleaners that provide come with the features required buy the Baking industry.


As one might imagine, spill recovery is by far the biggest need in beverage plants. These operations look for high static lift in industrial vacuums as the lift is required to pick up various liquids. High static lift is also necessary to recover heavier objects such as bottle caps. Goodway designs and manufactures industrial vacuums that meet the stringent lift needs of the Beverage industry.


Chemical plant personnel deal with hazardous materials of varying degrees that require HEPA vacuums for product recovery. Industrial vacuums are typically used for product transfer as well. One area where product recovery is very important is in the product packaging operations. Goodway manufactures the industrial strength HEPA vacuum cleaners.

Industrial Buildings

The number one industrial vacuum application in industrial buildings is housekeeping – it's a never ending job. A good wet-dry vacuum is invaluable for general cleaning as well as recovering spills and plumbing overflows. In older buildings, HEPA vacuums are used for asbestos and lead paint recovery. Goodway designs and manufactures and sells the industrial vacuums to meet industrial building maintenance needs.

Electrical & Electronics

Critical electronic components are often assembled in clean rooms where HEPA vacuums are used to maintain clean conditions. Oil and chemical spills also require a high quality wet vacuum. Goodway's industrial vacuums are used to maintain cleanliness in the electronics industry.


Industrial vacuums are used extensively in food plants of all kinds for spill and product recovery in the production and packaging operations. Transferring of product is another use for industrial vacuums in the food industry. Goodway manufactures several industrial vacuums that can be used to help maintain food plants.


There is, perhaps, no other place where cleanliness is more critical than a health care facility. High efficient filtration vacuums or industrial HEPA vacuums are required to protect patients from airborne contaminants that can be stirred up by lesser quality industrial vacuums. Goodway's industrial vacuums are specially built to meet the efficiency standards required in Healthcare facilities.


One of the most common industrial vacuum applications in manufacturing is chip and coolant recovery in machining operation. Goodway's ChipMaster® line is designed specifically to recover chips and coolant in various manufacturing plants.


In the past, lead paint was the standard paint used in the maritime industry. When the lead paint is stripped from ships, industrial HEPA vacuums are required to remove and filter the potential contaminants produced as a byproduct of the process. In addition, industrial HEP vacuums are commonly used for the recovery of blast media used in sandblasting. Goodway's industrial HEPA vacuums are highly efficient and can filter out the contaminants produced when cleaning vessels.


Air powered vacuums are used extensively in the mining industry. Industrial vacuums are perfect for coal dust recovery as their high static lift also makes them terrific at recovering the various liquids used in mining facilities. Goodway has developed several industrial vacuums used in mining operations around the globe specifically for coal dust vacuum use.


In the pharmaceutical industry, when they think "vacuum", they think "HEPA" vacuum. Among other uses, HEPA vacuums are used to clean tablet ovens, maintaining clean rooms and for hazardous material recovery. Goodway's HEPA vacuums are designed with the highest filtration standards and are widely used in the pharmaceutical industry.

Plastics & Rubber

In plastic molding plants, raw plastic is delivered in the form of small round resin pellets of various colors and sizes. Industrial vacuums are required to clean up or recover these pellets throughout the plants. Goodway's industrial vacuums are used extensively in these plants to keep control over the pellets as well as for recovery of hydraulic oil spills.


Printing plants are inundated with paper dust that finds its way into everything. In order to keep up with the dust, several industrial vacuums are placed strategically throughout plants. Another application for industrial vacuums in these plants is the recovery of ink powder and liquid ink. In addition Goodway's industrial and backpack vacuums are used to keep fleets of delivery trucks clean.

Pulp & Paper

Large quantities of water are used in the paper making process. It is important that reliable and powerful industrial vacuums are used to recover the water and other materials used in the manufacturing process. In Paper mills, scrap paper recovery is another important role for industrial vacuums. Goodway's industrial vacuums are used by several paper mills to maintain cleanliness and recover various production materials.


Railroad stations require constant maintenance and housekeeping. Powerful industrial vacuums are used extensively to ensure rail stations kept clean to ensure safety to passengers and operators. Bathroom and food spills are another area where industrial vacuums provide a necessary service. Goodway's Backpack vacuums make quick work of cleaning train interiors, and our high quality wet/dry vacuums are used in maintenance shops for many jobs.


Textile plants rely on quality industrial vacuums to keep a handle on lint, fabric dust, thread and cloth scraps, all of which require high efficiency filtration. Industrial vacuums are also used in textile plants to recover dye when spilt. Goodway's industrial vacuums are built to meet the filtration and lift requirements of the textile industry.

US Postal Service

Industrial vacuums are used to remove paper dust from sorting equipment in postal service facilities. When anthrax was discovered in some sorting facilities, conventional vacuums were replaced with HEPA vacuums to protect postal workers from the threat of contamination by exposure to the dangerous spores. Goodway industrial HEPA vacuums meet the filtration needs of the Postal service.


In some power plants, coal dust and fly ash recovery are a never ending process. Without a high quality air powered or explosion proof industrial vacuum the collection of these by products can be extremely cumbersome. Lime dust recovery is another common application where industrial vacuum cleaners are necessary. In nuclear plants, HEPA vacuums are used exclusively for radiation waste recovery. Goodway's develops durable and efficient industrial vacuums used by many utilities.